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19 Day(s)
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Arrival On:
Kathmandu Nepal
Departure From:
Kathmandu Nepal


    The semi-independent Tibetan Kingdom’s Upper Mustang trek into the rugged Trans-Himalayan region provides an exciting 19-day travel plan with magnificent trekking. It passes through the compelling semi-arid desert with vibrant rocky outcrops, lush valleys, and snow-capped mountains circling you. Culture, history, mythology, and legend are all mixed with the breathtaking scenery.

    The Upper Mustang trek takes you to the Kingdom of Mustang, also known as Lo, a hidden Buddhist land. The early history of Lo is cloaked in folklore, myth, and mystery, but there are papers of events dating back to the 8th century. With its vast stretches of yellow and grey wind-eroded rolling hills, Lo’s landscape is reminiscent of the Tibetan plateau.

    The trail leads you across Kagbeni – the entrance to Upper Mustang and from there to Lo-Manthang, the palace of prior Rulers of the Kingdom of Lo, across a harsh terrain in the tropical region of the Dhaulagiri plateau. Learn about the local culture by exploring caves, rock paintings, monasteries, and gompas. And also an excursion to Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar, the King’s palace within Lo Manthang, and the last settlement to the northwest. It offers a more extensive cultural awareness of the region. The center of attention of this thrilling trip is breathtaking views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri peaks, and others. This Upper Mustang Trek 19 days via Yara/Ghara is slightly different from the other Upper Mustang Trek. In which we retrace backcrossing Yara/Ghara village and also explore the Muktinath temple.  

    You will be able to attend the Tiji festival in Lo Manthang if you visit in May. This three-day festival honors the tale of Dorje Jono, a god who must battle his demon father to save the Mustang kingdom from destruction.  Monks in masks perform prayers and ceremonial dances outside the settlement, as well as horse races.

    You can take Upper Mustang Trek 19 via Dhakmar and Ghiling villages for some change in route. Or customize your trip as you wish, and need any help, let us know. 


    • Scenic mountain flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara.
    • The beautiful backdrop of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri throughout the trekking.
    • Exploring the Kali Gandaki River valley and Forbidden kingdom of Mustang with picturesque views of the Himalayas
    • Explore around Muktinath temple


Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m/4,593ft)

Once you reach Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the Himalayan Marvel Adventure delegate will receive you from there then check-in in the hotel. In the evening, you will meet your trek guide and other crew members then have a brief discussion about our itineraries, accommodation, transportation, services that we include, and exclude, and we provide a cap, T-shirt, and bag with our company logo. 

Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 2 Guided Sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley.

The day starts with hot coffee and a delicious breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast at the hotel, we will meet the trek guide and crew members and have a small meeting regarding our trek details. In the meeting, we will be discussing our itineraries, accommodation, transportation, services that we include and exclude, and we provide a cap, T-shirt, and bag with our company logo. 

After that, our city guide will receive you from the hotel then take you to the Boudhanath temple, where you will explore the stupa, monastery. Then the guide will take you to the Patan Durbar Square, where you will explore the Patan Durbar, temples, witness the Newari culture, and food. Then drive to Swayambhunath and get the view of Kathmandu valley from the top of Swayambhunath then back to the hotel. 

Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 3 Drive/Fly to Pokhara.

The day starts early in the morning in both cases to drive or fly to Pokhara. It will take around 7-8 hrs and most probably we will start at 6 am and will have lunch on the way. Once we reach Pokhara we will check-in in the hotel and take a rest. In the evening we will visit the lakeside of Pokhara and relax there. 

If we fly to Pokhara, we will leave for the airport by 7 am and take a flight at 8 am. After some time we will reach Pokhara and check-in in the hotel. Since it is not tiring that’s why we can explore around Pokhara. You will find many exciting places here with natural beauty. The whole day you can enjoy the beauty of nature at Pokhara and can take part in some exciting adventures like paragliding, zip flyer, mountain biking, ultralight flight, and many more. 

Many adventures are waiting for you so it is your decision to go to Pokhara by driving or flying.

Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 4 Flight to Jomsom from Pokhara. Trek to Kagbeni (2,810 m, 2-3 Hrs).

We will take an early morning flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. The mountains are so near that you can almost see leaves on trees and craters on the rocks. Flights, on the other hand, are often canceled if the weather conditions are hazardous. Once we reach Jomsom, we will have breakfast there then start to trek to Kagbeni. From Jomsom, it will take around 3 hours.  

Overnight at a Guesthouse.


Day 5 Trek to Chaile (2,920 m, 5-6 Hrs).

As we follow the paths across the Kali Gandaki River, we ascend through numerous grooves, passing through Tangbe and Chusang villages. The route slowly rises away from the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. It drives us to an ancient Tibetan settlement, Chaile. 

 Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 6 Trek to Syangbochen (3,570 m, 6-7 Hrs).

Today’s trail leads west, up a hill with sheer and progressive parts next to quaint Gyagar Village.  The views of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Thorong Hill, Yakwa Kang, and other peaks become more spectacular as we climb higher. After a long day hike, we arrive at a pass marked by prayer flags and rock piles. Walking further, we reach Samar village, where we will have lunch and then resume our trek to Syangbochen. 

Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 7 Trek to Ghami (3,520 m, 6-7 Hrs).

The day begins with a short hike to Syangbochen La Pass, followed by a descent to Tama Gaon. At the Tama Gaon junction, we turn left and hike up to the Jaite To Nyila Pass. Mustang’s southernmost point is marked by this pass. We walk downhill from Nyila to Ghami, our destination for the day. 

Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 8 Trek to Tsarang(3,620 m, 4-5 Hrs).

Leaving Ghami behind, the path rises to a final pass and then settles to Tsarang Village for the night, crossing the longest and oldest Mani Prayer Wall in the area.
Overnight at a Guesthouse.


Day 9 Trek to Lo Manthang (3,810 m, 4 Hrs).

Today we will spend some time at Tsarang exploring villages and their monastery before heading to Lo Manthang. Ascend steadily above the valley to a large isolated chorten that serves as the Tsarang-Lo boundary. The trail then widens, and you get your first glimpse of Lo Manthang’s walled settlement.  Since there is only one entrance to the city, you must circumambulate the wall to reach the gate on the northeast corner.

Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 10 Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar.

After breakfast, you will go on a walking tour around the valley and will visit four big gompas: Jampa Lhakhang or Jampa Gompa, Thubchen Gompa, Chodey Gompa, and Choprang Gompa. After that, hike one hour from Lo Manthang to the village of Namgyal. Here is a monk’s school with a small museum. And, if you still have the energy and desire, you have a couple of options. You could start by climbing up to the nearby hill to see the old ruined castle. It just takes an hour, and the views are breathtaking. The walk down from the walled city to Lo Manthang is spectacular. A second choice is to travel north up the valley to see Tingkhar’s summer palace. 

Overnight at a Guesthouse

Day 11 Trek to Yara (3,650 m,7 Hrs).

The day begins with a trek along ridges before descending steeply to the Kali Gandaki River and crossing a narrow ravine. Dhi, the village of stunning abandoned forts, is quickly approaching. We pass the Kali Gandaki after lunch and hike through a gorge surrounded by massive and imposing cliffs that resemble a series of organ pipes pierced by a multi-level cave dweller’s settlement. We then make our way to the village of Yara.

Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 12 Trek to Tange (3,370 m, 7 Hrs).

We begin the morning with a long climb to a pass, then a steep descent to the Dhe Khola river, which we will cross. This area’s habitats are constantly like a desert. We trek over a second pass before descending gently before dropping steeply to Tange, a hidden village.

Overnight at a Guesthouse.


Day 13 Trek to Tetang / Chusang (3,022 m, 9 Hrs).

Despite this being our longest trekking day of the trip, many will regard it as the most beautiful. The day starts with a long ascent to a pass with spectacular views of Mustang, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri. After that, we’ll make a fast descent for lunch. We descend to the Chusang/Tetang villages after lunch, where the houses are as tall as fortresses.

Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 14 Trek to Muktinath (3,850 m, 5-6 Hrs).

journey that takes you up a hill and over a bridge to the spiritual city of Muktinath. Bring plenty of water and a packed lunch because there are no settlements after a village one hour from Chusang. The hill before Muktinath provides spectacular views of Muktinath and Mustang Valley, as well as the Himalayas

Day 15 Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715 m/8898ft, 5-6 Hrs).

On the last day of hiking in the mountains, we descend to Eke Bhati, on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, for lunch. After lunch, we take a walk to Jomsom. The strong wind and sand blowing from your front side will make walking through the Kali Gandaki river valley difficult. You must be lucky if there is no wind all day.

Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 16 Fly back to Pokhara (30 mins).

After breakfast at Jomsom, we say goodbye to Jomsom and take a quick 30 minutes flight back to Pokhara. The remaining time is leisure, you can spend this time as you wish. 

Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 17 Leisure Day and Sightseeing in and around Pokhara.

For the amazing sunrise view, we wake up early in the morning at around 5 and head towards Sarangkot. Once we witness the pictorial sunrise view we head back to the hotel and have breakfast. After breakfast, your Pokhara guide will take you to Mahendra cave, Bat cave, Talbarahi temple, Pame, Peace Pagoda, and Lakeside of the Pokhara. 

Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 18 Drive/Fly back to Kathmandu.

Since it’s a long day, we start a day early in the morning. After breakfast at the hotel, we drove back to Kathmandu on the same route which we took previously. After around 7 hrs, we reach the hotel and then check-in and relax.


Or if you fly back to Kathmandu it will take less time to reach there and you also get a chance to explore Kathmandu valley. If you are flying, you will take a morning flight at 7:45 am and by 10 am you will check-in in the hotel. So you will have enough time to do shopping or explore the valley or you can relax the whole day, it’s your choice.

We will have a farewell dinner with the trekking crew with a guide and other staff. Enjoy the farewell dinner, and then have a sound sleep at the hotel of Kathmandu. 

Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 19 Departure Day.

Himalayan Marvel Adventure delegate will drop you at the airport before 3 hrs and return to the respective places. Or you can choose the next program for the next adventurous journey.


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